[Mesa-users] MESA Rotation

Chris Wang lwang178 at jhu.edu
Thu Sep 15 22:29:05 UTC 2022

Hi Thomas,
Thanks for your reply. Yes the PMS phase is important to my research. I’m interested to see how the PMS star evolves with a given ZAMS rotation rate, but it looks like MESA only supports setting an initial rotation rate. Do you have any advice on that? Thank you!

From: Thomas Steindl <thomas.steindl at uibk.ac.at>
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:39 AM
To: Chris Wang <lwang178 at jhu.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Mesa-users] MESA Rotation

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Hi Chris,

I am not sure if I fully understand the question.
Are you only interested in having a ZAMS model with a specific rotation velocity or are you interested in the how the star obtained that rotation velocity, i.e. is the pre-main sequence phase to get the star to the ZAMS important for your research?


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Am 13.09.2022 um 19:24 schrieb Chris Wang via Mesa-users <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org<mailto:mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>>:

Dear MESA users,
I am new to MESA, so please bear with me if this question looks too stupid.
I've been using MESA to simulate the evolution Pre-Main Sequence stars. In my project, I need to set up an initial rotation rate for the pre-main sequence star to evolve, so that when the star reaches the ZAMS, it has exactly a particular rotation velocity (say 1 rev per day). I can certainly try different initial rotation rates and see how the rate changes when the star evolves to the ZAMS, but since I will be simulating many different stellar models with different stellar mass and metallicity, that is probably not feasible since the initial condition would then be different for each different model. I'm wondering whether there is a more efficient solution to set up an initial rotation rate so that the rotation rate at ZAMS evolve exactly to a particular value? Any help would be really appreciated!!!
Chris Wang
Sophomore Physics Student at JHU

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